Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Highlights of 2015

2015: A look back

As 2015 comes to a close, The New Paper looks back at the top stories from our pages this year, and offers a glimpse behind the scenes.
  • Tough search for crash survivors
  • Columbarium? Not in my backyard
  • TNP report helps little Supash
  • Top legal eagle dies
  • High-rise drama in Clementi

Highlights of the year
Raini Hamdi picks some of the highlights of the year, as duly and diligently reported by TTG Asia and TTG Online network of reporters in the region.
  • Deal of the year
  • Disrupter of the year
  • Exit of the year
  • Unpopular fee of the year
  • Welcome of the year
  • Travel agency of the year
  • Loss of the year
  • Bright spot of the year
  • Creep of the year

Top 10 pirated movies of 2015
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Photo:

The movies that were the most pirated in 2015 may not come as much surprise-but how much they got pirated is sure to shock.

Some of the biggest blockbusters at the box office this year proved just as popular among torrent users: Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World were the top three worldwide, according to piracy tracking firm Excipio, which monitored activity from the beginning of the year through Dec 25.

When movies from 2014 are included in the tally, Interstellar was the most downloaded film of 2015, owing to the fact popular movies from the previous year spend more cumulative time in circulation among pirates. The same was true last year when the 2013 movie Wolf of Wall Street led the pack in 2014.
  • 46,762,310 Interstellar (2014)
  • 44,794,877 Furious 7 (2015)
  • 41,594,159 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • 36,881,763 Jurassic World (2015)
  • 36,443,244 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • 33,953,737 American Sniper (2014)
  • 32,126,827 Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
  • 31,574,872 The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armys (2014)
  • 31,001,480 Terminator: Genisys (2015)
  • 30,922,987 The Secret Service (2014)
  • 26,792,863 Focus (2015)
  • 25,883,469 San Andreas (2015)
  • 23,495,140 The Minions (2015)
  • 22,734,070 Inside Out (2015)